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St. Francis 87, Central Connecticut 82

February 26, 1987

NEW YORK (AP) _ Juan Jorge scored 23 points and Stefan Jensen scored 20 as St. Francis (N.Y.) held off Central Connecticut 87-82 in college basketball Wednesday night.

The win was the 11th for the Terriers against 15 losses, the most wins they’ve had since the 1979-80 season.

Brian Heron had a game-high 24 points for the Devils, 8-19, who trailed at halftime 41-35. Brian Devlin followed with 14.

Leading 53-47, St. Francis outscored the visitors 15-9 to gain its biggest lead, 68-56, as Jorge and Jensen each had six points. Central Connecticut closed to 85-82 with 20 seconds to go, but it was too little, too late.

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